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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJ.B. Nicholson-Owens Date: Jan 1, 2005 5:01pm
Forum: etree Subject: Neuros devices look even better

The Neuros devices look even better than the iRiver devices because the Neuros devices come with larger hard drives (more recording time) and firmware that I believe qualifies as both free software and open source. Also, supporting software that I believe qualifies as free software and open source.

This would be critical to anyone looking to fix bugs in their Neuros player software or firmware even if Neuros discontinues writing software for the device or if Neuros goes out of business.

The Neuros devices also record 44.1kHz WAV and connect to one's computer via USB (USB2, actually, for the most recent revisions of the Neuros hardware; I've seen these referred to as "Neuros II"). But I don't know if they are seen as a mass storage device (hence, no operating system drivers needed for modern operating systems, just plug them in and read/write whatever files you want).

I don't work for Neuros, I'm just interested in these devices to easily record line-level input to a 44.1kHz WAV file which I can then easily dump to a computer for editing, compression, and uploading to archive.org for sharing.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Jan 2, 2005 11:28am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Neuros devices look even better

The Nomad Jukebox 3 is the only one that records via a digital input, which is really what you're looking for; otherwise, you're using the built-in pre/A-D, which can be noisy.

Well, the iRiver records via digital as well, but there's a time limit of ~75 minutes, I think...

This post was modified by greenone on 2005-01-02 19:28:41

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Poster: galactic Date: Jan 2, 2005 1:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Neuros devices look even better

I have the iRiver H-140, and yes, it does record wav's or mp3 at 44 or 48kHz. You can record using line-in or optical in (and it also has optical out, which is unique among other mp3 players). There is a file size limit of ~800MB, but that should be plenty of space for 1 set. You just need to hit stop, then press record for the next 800 MB file. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next firmware release.

I think it's a great player/recorder.

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